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  • Autism SA Info Line
    1300 AUTISM
    (1300 288 476)
    1300 288 476

Notice of Autism SA Annual General Meeting

Date:   Wednesday 30 November 2016

Place:   Autism SA, 1/262 Marion Road, Netley 5037

Time:   5.00pm

RSVP:  (08) 8379 6976

            erogers@autismsa.org.au

The issue of expiring plans and continuity of support has been causing anxiety for NDIS participants.

The following has been posted on the NDIS website

Plan reviews - continuity of support

We know that some plan reviews are due soon. To ensure continuity of services and payment during this time the Agency will extend expiring plans, including the value of the plan. This will ensure services are continued and Payment Requests can continue to be processed.
If your circumstances have materially changed, please get in touch with your local Regional Office for a plan review.

https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants.html 

NDIS Expired/ Expiring Plans Update 

There has been much information circulated regarding expired or expiring plans. Anna for Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent's office has confirmed 25th  October 2016 through their communications with NDIA “……..to ensure this initial transition period will not impact upon your existing plan and supports, the NDIA is going to extend your plan automatically - this will occur for anyone whose plan has already expired, is about to expire or will expire prior to November 30, 2016. Your plan will be extended for at least 3 months, but this will be confirmed tomorrow in the official communication, so do not be surprised if the extension is for 6 months. This will ensure there is no interruption in service and that providers will be able to claim and be paid for services and will also ensure that you have funding available to continue to exercise choice and control over your supports. Please be reassured this will cover any gaps currently being experienced by some participants.”

Autism SA Future Directions

A personal message from the newly appointed CEO,

I write to provide you an update on recent developments within Autism SA.

With the endorsement of the Board, I have resigned as President of the Autism SA Board - and leading defence operator, Saab Australia, has granted me leave as Commercial Adviser to enable me to take up the position of Interim CEO.  Treasurer Troy Mohler will be the President of the organisation.

There are times in the lifecycle of all organisations when they need to address fundamental challenges. I will work with the Board and staff of Autism SA on a process of business evolution and growth.  This is designed to strengthen the organisation’s position on the Australian disability landscape and work within the changing business model presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  I will be leveraging my previous  experience with leading defence operator Saab Australia and other sectors, in corporate practice, partnerships and growth of new strategic enterprises. This will be coupled with my intimate knowledge and connections with the organisation and driven by my passion for the Autism community based on my own personal circumstances.

This also provides an opportunity for new standards of engagement with the autism community.

Our priority has always been the people we support and the wider Autism Spectrum community and we will continue as the lead provider of support and services to people on the spectrum. We will be creating new channels to connect and partner with our community.  In the interim if you would like to contact me please do so by contacting ceo@autismsa.org.au

This is an exciting time for Autism SA and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We want to listen to ensure continual progress for the Autism community and the organisation.

Warm regards

Jenny Karavolos
Interim CEO

ABOUT AUTISM SA

Since 1964, Autism SA has been the recognised leader for helping families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our founding members were families driven by the desire to ensure that they had access to the best information, education, treatment and support. They advocated for acceptance and understanding. They encouraged research and leadership in the community. We have remained true to our beginnings to ensure that people with ASD get the most out of life.

People with ASD are at the centre of everything we do - we provide individualised and person-centred services and support. Whether you are a person living with ASD and/or a family member, carer or a professional looking for the latest information about ASD, Autism SA can assist you. 

Our expert staff team deliver a range of quality services that are innovative and follow evidence based practice that are of world class standards.   

Autism SA aims to improve life outcomes for people with ASD by providing and facilitating the very best information, connections, expertise, education, services, support and a strong representative voice for people in our community.

Autism SA is accredited and registered as a provider through:

• National Disability Insurance Agency;
• South Australian State Government Provider Panel.

Do you find our information and services useful? Our organisation relies heavily on fundraising support from our community to provide our range of services. Donate Now or Get Involved to support the work of Autism SA.  

We invite you to take the time to peruse our website and if you require any further information, advice or support please call Autism SA on 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM).